Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT)


Funding Opportunity ID:330568
Opportunity Number:USDA-NIFA-ICGP-008059
Opportunity Title:Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.303
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:A. Eligibility Requirements Applicants for the MBT must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process. Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities (as defined by section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103)),as amended, Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities (HSACU) and 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (7 U.S.C. 7626(b)). Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – duplicate or multiple submissions are not allowed. NIFA will disqualify both applications if an applicant submits duplicate or multiple submissions.
Agency Code:USDA-NIFA
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Posted Date:Dec 23, 2020
Close Date:Feb 12, 2021
Last Updated Date:Dec 23, 2020
Award Ceiling:$500,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,900,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT) addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. The program focuses on integrated commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale.

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